The Overlooked Workforce
An Examination of Educator Shortages in the South

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Shortages in the teacher and faculty workforces are putting our economy and society at risk. This webinar examined the most recent data collected by SREB on P-20 educator shortages across the South. Speakers discussed why shortages have worsened, how several states are using data to address them, and presented:

  • Data on the K-12 teacher workforce, including quantity, quality, diversity, equity, compensation and morale 
  • Data on higher education faculty quantity, compensation and shortages 
  • Projections on the state of the educator workforce in 10 years  
  • Highlights from in-depth data collected by two Southern states and how data can affect meaningful change to restore the educator profession 

Matt Berry, Research Director, KYSTATS, the Kentucky Center for Statistics

Erin Ashcraft, Assistant Director for the Division of Educator Recruitment and Development, Kentucky Department of Education

Naneida R. Lazarte Alcalá, Senior Director of Education Policy Research and Evaluation, Oklahoma State Department of Education

Megan Boren, SREB Project Manager, Postsecondary Education, host

Recorded on September 20, 2022